BMS delegation met  Sri Sarbanand Sonowal,Hon. Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways on 10 Feb 2022 at Delhi

BMS delegation met Sri Sarbanand Sonowal,Hon. Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways on 10 Feb 2022 at Delhi

A delegation of BMS led by Sri M.Jagadeeswara Rao had met Hon Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways Sri Sarbanand Sonawal on 10th February 2022 at New Delhi and discussed various issues related to Port Federation and Sailors Unions.
The issues discussed are -promotion policies, HR issues, election for labour trustees by secret ballot system as per the amendments made in Maritime law, COVID death compensation, Seafarers issues like onboard accidents, manning Crew grievances, pension for retired seafarers, grievances of Andaman & Nicobar Island Seafarers etc.
The Honourable Minister interacted with the delegation, heard the grievances patiently and gave proper instructions to officials to do the needed follow-up.
The delegation consists of Sri Bhavani Shankarudu, and Sri Monykandandan, President and Vicepresident of Port Federation; Sri RP Veettil and Sri Pradeep Singh, General Secretary & Working President of Sailors Union of India; Sri Anna Dhumal, Prabhari Shipping Sector and Sri B.Surendran, All India Organising Secretary BMS

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